Spotify announced on Friday it was rolling out the ability for Premium users to download playlists, albums and podcasts on Apple Watch. Users with Apple Watch Series 3 or later, or with watchOS 6.0+ (7.1+ recommended) will be able to enjoy this feature.
“We’re rolling out the ability to download your favourite playlists, albums, and podcasts on Apple Watch,” Spotify announced in a news post. “All users are already able to play tracks, albums, playlists, and podcasts, and now Premium users will also be able to download everything they’re listening to for a true offline and phone-free experience. This is on top of all the other Spotify features on Apple Watch—from Connect & Control to streaming to Siri.”
Until recently, Apple Watch could only be used as a remote for playing Spotify music on an iPhone or other compatible devices. Spotify added the option to stream music on an Apple Watch in November, 2020. Now, Spotify Premium subscribers will be able to stream audio in 96kbps and download offline on their Apple Watch.
“Being able to download music and podcasts complements the existing feature of being able to stream your favorites from the watch, and now you don’t even have to take your phone with you,” the company said.
Spotify Premium subscription begins at $9.99 monthly for an individual and up to $15.99 monthly for a family plan. Students enjoy a much cheaper Premium membership at $4.99 monthly. The company recently launched in Nigeria matching the same competitive pricing as Apple Music for its single account at 900.00 NGN, family at 1,400.00 NGN and student at 450.00 NGN.